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Halicampus dunckeri  (Chabanaud, 1929)

Duncker's pipefish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Halicampus: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, kampe = bend (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 32°N - 24°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; Belau [=Palau] and Pohnpei in Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4281)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-20; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 2 - 3. Brownish to near black in color; tip of snout pale, often with irregular pale bars on dorsum of body (Ref. 4281). Snout short with rounded dorsal ridge, and large eyes (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from sand, rubble, or reef habitats to a depth of at least 14 m. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Also found in coastal algal-rubble slopes in 5-25 m (Ref 90102).

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Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 1830 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00049 (0.00022 - 0.00110), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .